DPH:5000 Introduction to Dental Public Health0-2 s.h.
Science, philosophy, practice of dental public health.
DPH:5001 Literature Review Methods: Dental Public Health0-2 s.h.
Concepts and process of literature review, particularly in area of student's interest.
DPH:5005 Administration of Public Dental Programs0-2 s.h.
Application of general management concepts; practical aspects of planning, financing, staffing, implementing, operating, evaluating dental public health programs at federal, state, local levels.
DPH:5006 Preventive Programs in Dental Public Health0-2 s.h.
Prevention, control methods for major dental conditions, primarily dental caries, periodontal diseases; clinical efficacy, cost-effectiveness; development of comprehensive preventive oral health plan for a community.
DPH:5008 Field Experience in Dental Public Healtharr.
Arranged with public and voluntary health agencies according to students' and agencies' needs.
DPH:5009 Advanced Field Experience in Dental Public Health1-3 s.h.
Opportunity to research, develop, and implement programmatic objectives with local, state, national, and/or federal agencies and organizations on an issue that is both relevant to the student and the agency; may require off-site visits to agencies or organizations. Prerequisites: DPH:5008.
DPH:5014 Dental Care Policy and Financing0-2 s.h.
Dental financing and policy issues: payment mechanisms for health care service providers, third-party prepayment plans, salaried and public-financed programs, Medicaid and Medicare programs, dental insurance systems, and care of the underserved.
DPH:5016 Introduction to Statistical Computingarr.
Use of statistical packages on a personal computer for data management and analysis. Offered summer session.
DPH:5031 Geriatric Care0-2 s.h.
Issues and problems related to oral health care in older adults, especially the frail or functionally dependent.
DPH:6002 Research Protocol Seminar0-2 s.h.
Development of a master's thesis protocol; identification of thesis topic, review of relevant literature, development of research methods, writing.
DPH:6003 Independent Study: Dental Public Health1-3 s.h.
DPH:6004 Principles of Oral Epidemiology0-3 s.h.
Retrospective, prospective, cohort study designs; validity and reliability; distribution and determinants of oral diseases—caries, periodontal diseases, oral cancer, malocclusion, fluorosis, HIV infection, tooth loss, edentulism.
DPH:6011 Thesis: Dental Public Healtharr.
Protocol preparation; data collection, analysis, organization; writing, defense of research.
DPH:6017 Teaching Methods and Evaluation0-2 s.h.
Philosophies of dental education, teaching methodologies, evaluation; focus on learning to write educational objectives, writing and analyzing exam items.
DPH:6018 Clinical Teaching Practicum: Preventive Dentistry0-3 s.h.
Teaching experience in preventive dentistry clinic setting with first-year dental students; outcomes focused on methods in clinical teaching, evaluation, and remediation.